Chapter 10. Racial Uplift and the Literature of the New Negro

  1. Gene Andrew Jarrett Associate Professor of English former Acting Director
  1. Marlon B. Ross Professor of English

Published Online: 30 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444323474.ch10

A Companion to African American Literature

A Companion to African American Literature

How to Cite

Ross, M. B. (2010) Racial Uplift and the Literature of the New Negro, in A Companion to African American Literature (ed G. A. Jarrett), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444323474.ch10

Editor Information

  1. Boston University, England

Author Information

  1. University of Virginia, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 9 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405188623

Online ISBN: 9781444323474

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Keywords:

  • new Negro Aesthetics, culture, and politics: the modern period, 1865–c.1940;
  • racial uplift and the literature of the New Negro;
  • New Negro - physical manifestation;
  • figure of slave-to-man conversion - representing the sole formative embodiment of racial uplift through renewal;
  • vast improvement - dictating a temporal scheme of piecemeal and laborious gradualness;
  • colored women's club movement - constituting visible and active faces of the New Negro enterprise;
  • best promoter of New Negro identity - William Pickens, educator, NAACP recruiter, and champion of armed self-defense

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Bibliography